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robin is exactly what she comes from on tv, fearless, smart, strong, loveable. >> down to earth. >> humble. just a home run of a human being. >> yeah. she looks stunning in red, by the way. here's something a lot of people at home have finally started to realize. robin came back while she was still recovering. while a lot of people are able to kind of stay in the shadows and not show everyone what it's like to recover from something like that on a day-to-day basis, she's been out there front and center for all to see. she's much stronger now. she looks much better. she's always looked fantastic, but she just looks so much better than when she first came back. she's getting healthier and healthier every day. we rally around her. >> absolutely. god bless her. coming up, christmas in july. why santa claus made an extra-special visit in the heat of the summer. >> sounds nice. making a deal with the dentist to protect your budget and smile. how to negotiate before the dentist drills. stay tuned.
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♪ i've been pretending a thousand times so i know the drill ♪
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i move back in the chair ♪ ♪ somehow i still got the chill ♪ >> even with insurance, dental care for the family can be expensive. there are some ways to save. >> this morning we continue our series aimed at helping save you big bucks. here's abc's paula fehren. >> reporter: wouldn't it be great to have healthy teeth, great smiles and not have to empty out your bank account? >> hi. we're checking in to see the dentist. >> reporter: the hall family from boston will be expanding, as will their expenses as mom is due any day. but just when they're trying to tighten the belt -- >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: -- their getting drilled with thousands in dental costs. you're avoiding the dentist. especially you, carl. are you scared of the drill or scared of the cost? >> it's both, really. >> reporter: because he didn't want to pay for a cavity, now he has to get a crown. mom needs gum surgery. their tiny tot, mary, regular cleanings. >> you want to brush your teeth? >> reporter: oh, and then there's grandma.
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how much have you spent on dental care in the last five, ten years? >> probably at least $20,000. >> reporter: all out of pocket because medicare offers absolutely no dental coverage. the hall family is staring at a $3,626 bill for this year alone. but now there is a reason to smile, brighter.com, a new company with a new idea. they negotiate deals with local dentists by attracting new customers to them. >> hello. >> normal price is $291. his price for members is $49. >> that's easy. >> reporter: brighter says it's taken off in l.a. and hopes to be nationwide by next year. in the meantime -- let's go make some calls -- meet our insider, jason. tip number one, find the going rate for procedures in your area by logging on to brighter's price estimator. we found prices vary wildly, as much as 400%. so if you see your dentist is
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charging you in the red range, what are you going to do? >> say sayonara. >> reporter: tip number two, if you pay up front or schedule appointments for unpopular times, they may give you a break. mom and dad got an extra $581. finally tip number three, ask for a group discount. bringing in mary and grandma found the halls another $850. the hall family will save $1,431 this year alone. paula farris, abc news, boston. >> and then there's easy stuff, another tip, prevent, prevent, prevent. get your teeth cleaned once a year, twice a year, so they can find anything that might be brewing that hasn't -- >> floss. >> floss. brush twice a day. it's kind of really self-explanato self-explanatory. once you're in a bind and you have to spend the money, that's a good tip to go on that website. her wedding day is one of the most special day in a woman's life. >> why would she want to burn a precious reminder of it?
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the new trend trying to have women top one another's destruction. ahead in the next half hour. you don't want to mess around with this 96-year-old store keeper in central wisconsin. what she did to scare off a would-be robber. you are watching "world news now." >> reporter: "world news now" continues after this from our abc station.
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♪ can we say i do i do i do i do do ♪ ♪ oh baby i do i do do do do >> a surprising new post-wedding trend called trashing the dress. and it's exactly what it sounds like. >> brides who paid a fortune for the perfect dress are destroying them after the wedding and even paying a photographer to capture the entire thing. here's abc's amy robach. >> reporter: this video is taking a lot of heat. a bride's dress is purposely lit on fire. the woman then runs to the ocean to extinguish the blaze.
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it's wedding photography called trashing the dress. newlyweds taking their dress out for photo shoot like none other. >> they'll jump in muddy puddles, in the rain, jump in, get sandy at the beach. >> reporter: the photography community is up in flames about this video saying it takes trashing the dress to dangerous heights. eric was the photographer who captured this moment just after the bride's friend doused her dress with flammable liquid and set it on fire. >> all the brides are looking for something that's hasn't been done before. it was my idea to use real fire not photoshop. >> i just know from the look of it, it looked a little on the dangerous side. >> reporter: photographer michael cooper did a similar shoot back in 2006 when he lit this bride's dress on fire. >> i did it in a way that the subject was not near the fire, not close to any danger to make the final execution look believable. >> reporter: last summer one
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30-year-old bride from montreal drowned during her trash the dress photo shoot near a waterfall when her dress dragged her downstream. >> trashing the dress is a growing trend. i'm excited to see the new things people come up with, but i hope it doesn't spark a trend in doing things that are risky just to get the shot in your wedding dress. >> reporter: amy robach, abc news, new york. >> not for me. >> not getting that on so many levels. >> no. first of all, i paid way too much for my wedding dress. >> on that level, yep. check. >> secondly, i know my kids won't want my wedding dress or grandkids, but if they want a part of it. i wish i had a sentimental wedding dress thing to turn back to when i got married. >> do you want to spend your honeymoon in the hospital due to burns? that doesn't look safe. >> or the poor bride who drowned? >> i'm putting that right up there with the smooshing the cake in the face tradition that i don't like. >> for birthdays, i can deal with that for birthdays. >> but not on your wedding day.
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>> i paid way too much money for my makeup. >> i know. exactly. >> no thanks. day. >> i paid way too much money for my makeup.
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it's "mix" time. the country continues to bake under unbelievable heat, not just here on the east coast but everywhere. they say a picture says a thousand words. this one says it all. from the lower east side of new york city. can you believe that? >> of course it is. >> we had this conversation in the news room. how is this rigged up? i'm sure he has some cool rig up to the engine and generates electricity. don't ask. but that is a car, and yes, that is the unit you put in your bedroom window. he has it in the car. >> whatever it takes. >> whatever it takes to stay cool. >> it is kind of hard to keep the car cool when you're in direct sunlight in this heat, you can keep it slightly cool but not a lot. >> agreed. this is new york city. that might be his apartment. >> i didn't think about that. you might be right about that. >> you never know. >> well done.
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>> moving on to a cool video we saw that's gone viral. this was taped in october. we absolutely have to share it with you. the clever idea of kind of the day in the life of this dog. he's charlie's dog. he kind of goes through the motions and we get to watch him. he wakes up with the alarm clock. there he is putting on his shirt, fixing his collar. human hands are behind him. he does everything in this video, including brushing his teeth. he has to make sure his pearly whites are ready to go. there he is. the man that he is -- >> reading "cosmopolitan." >> yes. eating his breakfast. goes through the whole thing. that was probably a couple days in the life of -- >> this is awesome. i like this. >> yeah. obviously, this dog is so well trained, sits there and lets the owner do all these things to him. so adorable. it continues and eventually you see him driving to work. it's great. hilarious. >> back to the heat. >> yes.
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>> we all want a break. you know that song "we need a little christmas"? how about a little christmas right now. santa in boston. may be 90 degrees on wednesday but it was christmas. santa perched on top of ladder 33 and waved to kids as part of the 11th annual christmas in july event. and he brought presents for all the kids and also committed $150,000 to the burn foundation. >> that's great. a wonderful story to a dumb criminal story. my favorite kind. check it out. there's a good who allegedly burglarizing a home pocket dials 911. he can be heard talking to the second alleged burglar about the jewelry they're about to take. he's still on the loose but police arrest this guy, the second burglar and also happens to be the son of a local fire chief. >> calling 911 and talking about
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this morning on "world news now" -- legal fight. attorneys battle over the late michael jackson's ability to earn more than $1 billion on tour. the king of pop's daughter's side of this dispute is heard in court. the rapidly spreading fire in southern california forces firefighters and police to take drastic action. the evacuation order is now impacting thousands. and get out. the 96-year-old storekeeper's message to an attempted armed robber. find out exactly what else she did to scare trouble away. and "glee" star lea michele breaks her silence after the death of her boyfriend, "glee's" cory monteith. that's in "the skinny" this july 18th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> welcome in, everyone.
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welcome back, john. >> good to be back. thank you. >> you had a couple days off. you went to lake tahoe with the whole family. >> the whole gang was camping. although i was smart enough to stay in a cabin because i wanted a bed. we were hiking in the mountains, and it was really, really great. 56 degrees when i boarded the plane in san francisco to come back to the east coast. 96 degrees when i got off. >> apparently you're bringing the relief with you. by this weekend it's going to cool down because it's been hot. >> thank goodness. >> whew! >> all i can say is you guys have been sweltering. now i'm part of the club. the whole country is baking. >> the whole country. happy to you have back. >> happy to be back. we begin with the latest court battle over michael jackson's death and what his teenage daughter had to say. >> jackson's mother, katherine, expected to take the stand in los angeles tomorrow, but first a video deposition of his daughter, paris, was played as attorneys squabble over his potential earnings. >> reporter: how long did michael jackson plan to work? daughter paris yawns and then
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offers two opinions in a video deposition shown by the defense. >> he still had a lot of music that he was still working on, but he kind of needed to relax. >> did your dad ever tell you he wasn't going to tour anymore after '02? >> yes. >> is that yes? >> yes. >> reporter: and then this -- >> how did you find out about the worldwide tour? >> a worldwide tour or retirement? the star's potential earnings are debated in court. katherine jackson says she and the three grandchildren are to the earnings. if they find aeg liable and dr. conrad murray for his death. they say the amount projected is inflated. she says at age 56 jackson would embark on four more world tours. jackson has performing until he was 66 years old. aeg's defense team says that
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sponsors were wary of jackson who had been accused of criminal misconduct. as the show prepared to launch, promoters did not have a single dollar in sponsorship or endorsement. he was acquitted of all charges and like golfer tiger woods could win back multimillion-dollar endorsement contracts. about performing at age 66, she gave examples of senior citizen stars, mick jagger, age 69, barbra streisand, age 71. miriam hernandez reporting for abc news. major evacuations continue near palm springs where a forest fire is entering its fourth day. more than 4,000 homes are threatened by the fire which is now only 15% contained. fire crews face several challenges including the steep terrain and hot and dry weather. many homeowners and visitors are prepared to leave when the time comes. >> we've had fires but nothing like this. not at all. >> nerve-racking for -- i don't live so close, but for friends and family, they're all getting packed up and ready to evacuate.
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>> seven homes and several outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. from the fires to the blazing heat. the heat dome is spreading today. 20 states are under heat advisories and warnings. not just the mid-atlantic region and new england, but all the way west of the dakotas. here's abc's karen travers with the big picture. >> reporter: across the entire nation, the mercury is soaring. >> this heat wave isn't unprecedented but certainly very uncomfortable because it's the combination of the heat and the very high humidity. >> reporter: highs in the mid-90s. add in that oppressive humidity and it will feel like the 100s. on chicago's lakefront some runners tried to beat the heat by heading out early, but it was still scorching. >> it feels like i'm going to explode, it's so hot. it's hot. i took off my shirt. it's like 100. >> reporter: after morning yoga on the beach, this guy had a different plan for the rest of his day. >> i would rather have a beer, sit in the air.
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>> reporter: doctors say pay close attention to signs of heat-related illness including headache, fatigue, dry tongue and then dark urine or decreased urine output. it is mid-july so hot weather's to be expected. is there any relief in sight? >> unfortunately, this heat wave will be lasting through at least the end of the workweek. >> reporter: this weekend a cold front is expected to sweep across the nation, bringing thunderstorms but also a break from the heat and humidity. john and diana? >> all right, karen, thanks. it's hot out there. there's all kinds of warnings, all kinds of things officials are kind of urging everyone to do. essentially because the power outages are inevitable, they say use your appliances at night, if you can. wash your clothes at night. turn your dishwasher on at night. don't do it during the day because all you're going to do is suck the power unnecessarily from the air conditioners and other things that are being needed right now. >> up and down the east coast they say peak demands right now are exceeding peak demands of
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last summer. so really it's something else. >> yeah. so we're probably going to see even more blackouts and brownouts. got to be careful out there. let's take a look at the rest of your weather now. they won't bring any relief from the heat, though. storms could threaten parts of new york and new england today. several storms in north dakota and northern michigan. heavy showers in texas, rio grande valley, rain in new mexico and arizona. >> a lot of 90s on the map today. 94 in new york. 96 in washington. 93 in charlotte. 95 in denver. 96 in dallas. a comfortable 79 in seattle. 78 in l.a. but hotter weather is on its way there as well. skin cancer specialists just released an astonishing report about athletes and sunscreen. doctors at stanford university and duke surveyed student athletes and discovered 40% had never used sunscreen. 75% say they use it fewer than three times a week. doctors say they get ultraviolet rays that can exceed those in tanning beds. and that is why a new university program is pushing these
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athletes to use their sunscreen daily. the texas governor signs that new controversial abortion bill into law later today. after intense debate, the law will ban abortions after 20 weeks and require all abortions be performed in surgical centers and also require doctors who perform abortions who had admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. president obama is speaking off a public push to sell cost savings of his signature health care law. he's touting $500,000 in rebates that will go out this summer. roughly 8 million americans who will receive rebates from insurance companies of an average of $100 per family. but on capitol hill, house republicans voted to delay parts of the health care law from taking effect, but it has no chance of passage in the senate. a major deal may have been reached to keep student loan rates from rising. it would keep interest through 2015 academic year but those rates would then climb following years, tying the rates to the market. the agreement still must be
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resolved by the house, which passed its own plan earlier the summer. one final note about the heat wave. if we think it's uncomfortable, imagine what it must feel like if you're built for the arctic. >> polar bears, for example. skoo deep zookeepers in detroit are keeping them cool with ice pops with fish in the middle. monkeys are fond of watermelon although they get frozen treats like grapes or raisins. some chill in the shade or close to the water in order to stay cool. poor guys. >> the tail to flick away the bugs. >> we always do stories about people who work outside or check on your neighbors and your pets, and all of this, but we don't think about the zoo animals who aren't used to this kind of heat because we brought them in to live in cages so we can gawk at them. poor guys, need to stay cool, too. there you have it. >> what you said. you're right. coming up -- what's love got to do with it? let's ask tina turner after a major change in her life.
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and the unforgettable tribute to our friend and colleague, robin roberts. her award and the accomplishment. you're watching "world news now." ♪ simply the best ♪ better than all the rest ♪ better than anyone ♪ anyone i ever met >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. [ rob ] our daughter is all kate.
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♪ you're simply the best ♪ you're simply the best ♪ better than all the rest a moment to remember last night at the annual espy awards. our own robin roberts was honored with the arthur ashe courage award. >> lebron james presented the award. robin was honored for her accomplishments in broadcasting as well as her strength and spirit she showed during her battle with cancer. abc's josh elliott has more. >> reporter: muhammad ali, billie jean king, pat summitt, just three recipients of the arthur ashe courage award, the first african-american to win three grand slam tennis titles and go on to become a passionate activist about the then-taboo subject of aids, and it's robin's turn to be honored. >> feels good. like anything is possible. >> reporter: what made robin so fitting a recipient?
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>> robin is a hero to a lot of people right now, just because of the way she's conducting her life. >> reporter: since 2007 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she has fought her battles in the public eye. there was relief when she went into remission in 2008. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> reporter: but last year another devastating diagnosis. mds, myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease in the blood and bone marrow. she underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant from her sister, sally ann. and with every step, blazing a trail herself, in ways reminiscent of the man who was both an inspiration and a dear friend. >> i remember distinctly a conversation i had with arthur. he said to me if at the end of the day all anyone can say, she's a journalist, then you haven't fulfilled your life mission. that's how i look at arthur. yes, he was a great tennis
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player, but he was so much more, and really inspired me to do the same. >> reporte and in doing so inspired so many others with her courage. >> courage is one phrase people have said over and over. i look them dead in the eye and say, we're stronger than we think we are. i had no other option but to be strong. now to be labeled courageous, wow. >> reporter: josh elliott, abc news, los angeles. >> incredible. and so touching. >> wow. >> so, here it is. who will receive the arthur ashe award? it's someone who faces strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for what they believe in no matter what the cost. >> they picked the perfect person. >> she's looking so great. >> yeah, she really is. so proud of her. coming up, the intrigue over a movie trailer just now made public.
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and the spine-tingling developments from the kardashian and the spine-tingling developments from the kardashian family next in "the skinny."
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and the spine-tingling you sure you don'tthe kardashian want some?t in "the skinny." it's chamomile. [chainsaw revs] listen, you are extremely terrifying-- just the scariest undead, subhuman thing on tv and i really mean that. but i am worried that you could give my kids nightmares if they see you-- so... i'm going to have to block you. ah... so, that's it. oh, and tell the zombies they're blocked too. ah...
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome to "the skinny," everyone. we start with sad news. we've been reporting about "glee" superstar cory monteith's death, apparently from an accidental overdose in his hotel room in vancouver. for the first time we're hearing representatives from his co-star lea michele. she says in a statement released by her representative, lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from her family, friends and fans. then she goes on to say, since cory's passing she has been helping make arrangements with his family. it says they're supporting each other to endure this profound loss, and they continue to ask the media to respect their privacy. these two, she's 26. monteith was 31 when he passed away. they dated for just a little more than a year. they met on the set of "glee" and sparks kind of flew and now, of course, we're talking about arrangements for a 31-year-old's funeral. >> such a shame.
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let's lighten it up and celebrate something. ageless wonder, tina turner, who looks better every year. >> best legs in the business. >> no kidding. she just got married. she tied the knot, proving you're never too old. 73 years old. look at her. unbelievable. wedding her long-time beau, erwin bach. they will take part in a buddhist ceremony sunday. she's apparently going to invite 120 guests including oprah, sade, david bowie this weekends according to the swiss media. they have been living in zurich since 1995 when she met her husband, who she's been with for 30 years. they finally tie the knot after 30 years. she became a swiss citizen last spring. congratulations to her. 73. >> i have a funny feeling she's the one that hasn't wanted to get married.
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>> you think so? >> yeah. it's usually the guy, what's the point? it's just a piece of paper. >> i bet you're right about that. >> i have a funny feeling she's the one in that relationship, what's love got to do with it? >> i tell you what, she's the hottest 73-year-old in that part of town. >> oh, there is no doubt about it. check this out. wikileaks. we've all heard about wikileaks, julian assange and edward snowden and now assange has gotten involved with snowden. the nsa leaker. now disney is apparently working on a movie dealing with wikileaks. set to be released in october. apparently called "the fifth estate" and takes a look at the early days of the website. it's showing julian assange as a heroic visionary but then takes things a little too far. the movie trailer says you can't change the world without crashing the system. which is an apt tagline for not only julian assange but also edward snowden. they seem to have taken the
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release of information, some would say, a little too far. well, julian assange is coming out saying this is a massive propaganda attack. so, there you have it. we may be able to get some kind of idea what it was like in the early days of wikileaks. this, by the way, based on two separate books. one of them, you know, kind of the inside look at julian assange and the other the inside look at wikileaks. >> that looks like it could be pretty interesting. >> if it's accurate, it could be interesting. >> and it's a disney movie, so -- >> it's a disney movie, so go see it. >> please. mickey mouse and -- >> parent company of abc. >> you'd better believe it. kim kardashian finally back in the spotlight after going -- >> finally, finally. >> time to take a break. in a post on her blog she said a few good things. she said these past couple of weeks have been filled with the most exciting experiences of my life. i'm enjoying the time, embracing motherhood, and she's been spending time with family, and she's been reading all your
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messages, and she thanks you for the messages. >> who will pony up for the picture? >> we'll find out soon enough. ll find out soon enough. d out soon enough.
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♪ you got to be good you got to be bad ♪ you got to be bad ♪ you got to be be bad you got to be wiser ♪ >> one of my favorite songs, by the way. it sums up the woman in our next story. you got to be strong, you got to be bold no matter what the circumstances. that's exactly what this # 96-year-old shop owner is, bold and strong. >> 96. this is why it's our "favorite story of the day." she single-handedly stopped a grocery store from being robbed. the story from wassaw, wisconsin. >> a man walks in the store and says, i'm not walking no place, i'm standing right here.
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>> reporter: meet 96-year-old margareta wolf, the owner/operator of the grocery store in marshfield when a man walked in with a mask, wanting to steal some cash. she had other plans. >> i said, i'm not opening up that cash register. and that's it. i'm not opening it. i said, you can have all the tootsie rolls you want, but i'm not opening that cash register. >> reporter: when wolf stood her ground, she says the would-be robber placed a pocketknife on the counter and flashed its three-inch blade. >> i said, i'll press a button and i'll have somebody here in seconds. >> reporter: wolf says, the man got frustrated. he looked around and noticed a security camera flashing a red light in the corner. wolf says that's when he grabbed his knife and ran out the door. >> in this instance, certainly, again, while not recommended, what took place, we're just very, very happy that marge was
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not injured. >> what did i say to him? i think you've got some punishment coming. it will be a little bit more than scrubbing the floor. >> reporter: donovan hill, newsline 9. >> unbelievable. >> you didn't hear donovan say this, but in his original piece he asked her, why didn't you give up the money? this is a guy that's armed. give up the money. she said, it's my money. >> it's my money. have some tootsie rolls if you want. >> some 20-year-old punk? my money. >> you can have some tootsie rolls, that's it. >> he's still on the loose, by the way. if you have any idea who he is, get over to the police department and tell them who it is. she wants to sell her store -- >> not because she's scared. >> not because she's scared. >> she wants to retire. >> she's been there for 53 years. for colon cancer?
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this morning on "world news now" -- frightening flames. the growing forest fire in the mountains of southern california. the homeowners and visitors told to get out before it's too late. controversial cover. "rolling stone" puts the suspected boston bomber on the status. what went into the decision to give dzhokhar tsarnaev rock star status? why queen wants special delivery of the oil heir to the throne sooner rather than later. about mattel's most fashionable doll. it is thursday, july 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." with john muller and diana perez. welcome in, everyone. welcome, john. >> thank you. great to be back.
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>> back from lake tahoe. went with the whole fam. >> did camping, swimming, boating -- >> no tan. >> hanging out by the fire. no tan. it was actually chilly. it was wonderful. might be one of the few in the country that wasn't scorching. it was like 80 for the high. >> we are pictures to show later in the show. >> of course. show and tell coming up. >> excellent. let's get started this half hour with dangerous fire conditions happening in the west. thousands more residents have been evacuated near palm springs as the fire grows to nearly 20,000 acres. >> fire crews facing nearly impossible conditions, rugged terrain, hot, dry weather. here's abc's lindsay janis. >> reporter: firefighters across california have been battling fires like never before. but this fire season shaping up to be quite possibly one of the deadliest officials have ever seen. >> we're seeing extreme fire
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conditions. the fire behavior you're seeing right now is something we would be seeing in august or september. >> reporter: in mountain center, california, firefighters are battling flames that broke out two days ago. >> lived here for 30 years and built my home with my own hands. uninsured, paid for. everything i own in the world is gone. >> reporter: these days fire season is a full two months longer than it was two years 30 years ago. in california alone there have already been 1,000 more fires this year than last year at this time. the drought, along with high temps, has increased potential fire danger across the entire west. in las vegas, residents are finally returning to their homes after the fires that swept 27,000 acres a month ago. and in arizona last month, a terrifying inferno where 19 firefighters lost their lives. the fire here is just 10% contained.
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lindsey janice, abc news, mountain center, california. unrelenting heat remains the top weather story this morning. yesterday every state in the lower 48 had at least one spot where it hit 90 or above. today be we'll much the same. with such high temperatures lasting so many days, it becomes particularly dangerous. not just for those that work outdoors. relief is just a speck on the horizon. in fact, the heat dome is getting even bigg this morning hearin advisories are in e 20 s cisories are in e 20 a high-pressure dome is stalled over the entire ohio valley. here's the rest of the story. pgup frohim th some of them are severe. this is along the canadian border to michigan. thunderstorms in south texas. heavy rain possible in new inico and ar 96 in dallas.
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93 charlotte. 91 orlando and 94 in new york. milder weather in the west. 78 in l.a. 78 in seattle. in northwest wisconsin, the search is on for a missing toddler and ended in tragedy. police in polk county found the body of 2-year-old isaiah heath last night, about 24 hours after he vanished. they're not saying ho hundreds of searchers had been looking for little isaiah in surrounding farm fields. he wast ho with hi he apparently wandered off. "rolling stone" is on the defensive this morning as anger mounts over the cover shot of dzhokhar tsarnaev. more stores refusing to sell the magazine and readers are being urged to boycott it. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: cover of dzhokhar tsarnaev with doe eyes is being greeted in boston with a hot blast of anger. >> why are you going to put an alleged bomber and then all of a
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sudden play like he's a rock star? >> putting him on the cover is giving him what he wants. what he wants is fame. ♪ it's a thrill that will get you when you get your picture on the cover of the "rolling stone" ♪ >> reporter: memorialized by dr. hook and the medicine s an honor normally reserved for people famous enough to go by just one name, elvis, madonna, bono, john and yoko. ♪ on the cover of the rolling stone ♪ >> reporter: now a 19-year-old alleged terrorist, seen in this chilling picture, looming near 8-year-old martin richard who lost his life and the norden brothers who each lost a leg. >> why are we going to publicize a guy that destroyed people's lives? it doesn't make any sense to me. >> reporter: that anger echoed by friends of m.i.t. police officer sean collier, allegedly murdered by tsarnaev brothers. >> i was appalled to see that
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they would treat him as a celebrity, as a star. >> reporter: "rolling stone" is defending their cover saying the fact that dzhokhar tsarnaev is young and same age as our readers, makes it althe n fo the article itself is a rather sober affair, exploring how dzhokhar turned into a, quote, monster. but you won't be able to buy it in cvs or walgreens who said they won't sell it. the mayor of boston said the so ttack deserve "rolling stone" cover though i no longer feel that "rolling stone" deserves them. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> so, i think the point here is, it's -- "rolling stone" has come out, strongly defending this move by saying it's their tradition to cover hard-hitting stories. no one is criticizing them for covering the story. it's all about the cover. it's not that he's on the cover. who cares if he's on the cover. it's the picture they chose to put on the cover. he looks dark and mysterious. he looks good looking almost in that picture, rugged. yeah, he almost looks like bob dylan back in the day. >> iconic. >> yeah, he just looks a little too glamorous and rock starrish to be on the cover of "rolling stone," especially that picture. there are other pictures.
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the picture of him -- we just showed a picture. the picture of him at the scene. it's a little grainy but that's probably a better picture. >> you see this, do you see jay-z, robin thicke, they're not on the cover. dzhokhar tsarnaev is on the cover. absolutely, positively i can understand the outrage that this guy is being glamorized. >> right. >> yes, there's a bottom line. "rolling stone" wants to be relevant, and young kids want to know how someone that's their peer become that person but i have to agree, the cover is disturbing. >> yeah, it really is. we get the publicity stunt, but now that you can't sell it in a lot of stores, it will probably start backfiring. >> we'll see. new hope this morning that stalled mideast peace talks will resume. secretary of state john kerry will spend an extra day in jordan where he won support of the arab league over his pushing to restart israeli/palestinian negotiations. no details but the arab league
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says kerry laid the proper foundation for talks. the mayor in new york is famously outspoken on the issue of health, of course. you may remember he tried to limit the size of sugary drinks. now mayor michael bloomberg is urging office workers to take the stairs instead of the elevator. he's urging a new law which would keep stairwell doors open most of the time. bloomberg says he uses the stairs all the time in his five-floor town house. >> must be nice. the "f" in kfc may stand for fancy. the fast food chain opening a new restaurant that is slightly more upscale. starting next month, a new location in louisville will serve rice bowls, waffle fries and boneless chicken. no sign of colonel sanders. it will be kfc 11 for the original recipe of 11 herbs and spices. by yum beforehands like chipotle and panera bread. >> mayor bloomberg would love
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that. >> yeah, he would. next, the nba, they are not -- it's not unlikely, even though they -- i'm sorry, i messed this up. we'll show you a seven-man alley-oop and it speaks for itself. it's awesome. a tiny fisher-price basketball net, backyard, a pool. it's awesome stuff. >> an eighth member of this team is recording it and then he posted it online. of course, there's no telling how many takes it took them to pull this off, but they deserve credit for getting it right even once. >> it's amazing. just watch it. the ball never stops. something my brother and i would try to do. that seven or eight could get together and do this, it's just amazing. >> you remember those old michael jordan commercials? >> of course, yes. >> from here to there, from here to there, nothing but net. >> wow. >> that's what needs to be dubbed into this. by the way, this was posted on the twitter -- this video service twitter has called vine and you can only upload six-second clips. they not only had to get it right, they had to get it right in six seconds.
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>> and they did. >> and they did. >> props to the cameraman, too. coming up, vacation memories i want to share with you. >> we can't wait to see them. also, the queen of england has a message for her daughter-in-law. hurry up and deliver that baby. what's the rush? actually, it's her granddaughter-in-law. a special tribute to the barbie doll. after discouraging news, stay tuned for "throwback thursday," you're watching "world news now." ♪ you can brush my hair ♪ undress me everywhere >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united healthcare. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay.
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>> getting ready any day now. you think we're impatient, try being the queen. i can't believe she's being impatient, too. here's the bbc with more. >> reporter: make no mistake, the birth of this baby is attracting worldwide attention. if anything, news media from outside the united kingdom seem more excited about it than their british counterparts. just one problem at the moment, there's no baby. it's overdue. even the queen is starting to count the days. on a visit to the lake district, she was asked if she was hoping for a boy or a girl. >> i'm going on holiday. >> reporter: in case you missed, it the queen said she didn't mind if it was a boy or girl but she would very much like it to arrive because she's going on holiday. just for the record, there's more than another week before the queen is heading off to balmoral. kate, seen here at a buckingham
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palace garden party in may, is still thought to be at her parents' home in berkshire with william. it must be assumed she's ready to go into hospital, but for the moment, apparently, the baby is not. so the waiting continues. we're already past kate's due date. that's largely irrelevant. now the world of doctors seem content to let nature take its course. nicholas witchell, bbc news, at st. mary's hospital. >> i want to know. i want to know. >> wait continues. check out on twitter, the great kate wait. up next "throwback thursday." >> we heard something unsettling about barbie, as in barbie doll. we wanted to give her some love. why not? a look back at best moments and some of her more embarrassing moments as well coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this. dawes and there's a big advantage parents can give their kids -- making sure they get active at least 60 minutes each day.
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studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, ♪ i'm a barbie girl in a barbie world ♪
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♪ i'm a barbie girl in a barbie world ♪ inchsz love that graphic. barbie world, maybe not anymore. news sales of barbie are down for the fourth straight quarter. >> makes us oh, so sad but gives us a reason to celebrate all things barbie on this "throwback thursday." >> she was born in 1959, brainchild of the couple who founded mattel creations. barbie was inspired by watching their daughter play with paper dolls. >> here's how she looked at first. 1959. and this is teenage fashion model barbie. her full name, which i did not know this, is barbie nelson roberts from the fictional willows, wisconsin. in the first three, 300,000 barbie dolls were sold. you think maybe there was a gap, a need in the market for some dolls? >> wow. check her out. that's conservative one. a few years later, 1971 and barbie is rocking the rock 'n' roll look. live action barbie came down
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with her own stage, record called "i'm happy i'm barbie," and she even danced. >> 1973 mattel introduced a african-american doll named christie. there was controversy. critics said the features were a little too caucasian. they kept the same doll. just made her a different color, apparently. >> to the '90s we go. and barbie keeping her passion for fashion there. but this time she introduced the mismatched hipster look complete with leg warmers. >> that's suitable for the '90s, right? >> i guess so. all the barbies didn't sell themselves. there were groovy commercials to make sure the girls knew how cool barbie was. >> this is barbie from 1967. >> have you heard what's happened? barbie meets jane. she's the very same size but now
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comes with a groovy outdoor look. barbie's lashes are really for real. >> despite those lashes, it was malibu barbie that was the popular one. >> she had a beach and real malibu friends. check this out from 1971. ♪ i got a golden tan ♪ surfer golden hair >> malibu barbie has sunglasses and malibu friends with that sun tanned skin that makes them look great anywhere they go in groovy new fashions. >> if it's groovy fashions you want, look no further than 1988. >> barbie returns to her rocking roots but this time her hair has grown vertically. >> the latest, greatest, new dance -- ♪ barbie and rocking >> it's ken! >> barbie did a lot more than just a rock star. >> 1961, registered nurse, with some pretty great glasses.
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1965 -- there she is -- made her debut as career girl. whatever that is. >> what's up with that hat? >> pretty big hat. >> 1986 she set her sights on the stars and became an astronaut. in 2010 she finally reached the pinnacle of all possible occupations, news anchor barbie. >> yes, finally! >> did you have news anchor barbie? >> yes, i did. i have her at home. >> what's a good woman without eye candy. let's talk about ken. >> enter ken, barbie's first boyfriend -- really only boyfriend. debuted two years after barbie and named after the son of mattel's founders. that's weird because barbie was named after their daughter barbara. >> 1978, ken a little more classic look. one he didn't change for a long time. his face and hair stayed the same for a while but he did shed the pantsuit about a year after that. >> in 1992, the hair -- well, the hair was a little out of control. with a are what are we going to do?
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he came with his own bottle of dep. you remember dep? >> yeah. >> and his own hair pick. gel and hair pick. >> 2004 valentine's day they broke up, never aging a day. they stayed apart for seven years. until 2011 when they got back together with some roses. >> there you go. >> bringing the roses to barbie. despite the story lines, ken and barbie are fictional. did you know that? >> i didn't know that. case in point, human ken doll, justin, is a weird looking dude. he's had about 100 surgeries to get him this chiselled look. he's been injected with silicone all over his body. so far it's cost him $100,000. >> a little creepy. real life barbie, 23-year-old valerie from the ukraine. she says she's all natural except for the blue eye contact lenses over her natural
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green eyes. the two met and apparently they didn't like each other. >> ken and barbie don't like each other? >> the real-life version. >> because they're weird. >> the real life version. >> because they're weird. hd-3
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♪ who wrote the book of love ♪ tell me tell me oh who wrote the book of love ♪ i've got to know the answers someone from above ♪ ♪ i wonder wonder who who wrote the book of love ♪ >> so, this has become a little bit of "world news now" tradition. every time one of us goes away on vacation or even during the weekend, we bring back pictures because we want to share them with you. you were on vacation. for a couple of days. you went to lake tahoe. >> lake tahoe, the california side. >> went with the family. >> hooked up with the west coast extended fam. >> right. >> it was giant. >> it was a camping trip. >> a camping trip but i stayed in a cabin. >> not really camping for you. >> i wanted a shower and bed but i was at the campsite every night doing camping things.
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>> right. making smores. >> and you brought us pictures. >> a picture from our cabin's back porch. isn't that awesome? every morning i had my coffee out there. this is from my iphone. i know it looks like a postcard. >> i can't believe you came back. >> lake tahoe beach. amazing. every time i go out there, i can't believe how beautiful. >> water is beautiful. >> alpine lake and it's cold. but people go in. there's somebody who wen in, my little daughter. that's on the beach, chilling out. she didn't get in that day but she went in another day. >> that's great. >> that's mom. >> so, they must have had a wonderful time. >> we all did. >> did you go hiking as well, or was it just beach fun? >> we went hiking, the beach, kayaks, lots of camping stuff. let's see if we have that one. that's june. we are rocking by the fireside, drinking cold beverages and singing like john denver songs. >> i want to point one thing out. >> americana to the max.
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>> this is suburban meets -- urban meets the campsite. that is a small fire. >> you know, actually that's a propane torch. >> oh, it's not even a real fire? >> that's just to light up our book so we could see the chords we were playing. the fire is just out of the shot. >> oh, so you did have an actual fire? >> i was wearing uggs because they're so darn comfy. >> that's okay. >> there's alexis. she did go swimming. >> she's a good swimmer. >> she's a champion. beat her uncle. good swimmer. this is wrapping up. we wrapped up in san francisco. this is muir woods. those are giant redwoods behind us. those trees are like 1400 years old. >> whoa. what's the terrain like? was alexa okay hiking? >> she's a champion hiker. we've been taking her hiking since she was, like, 3 years old. she never goes without a big smile on her face but she goes
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this morning on "world news now," oppressive heat. the giant heat dome gets even bigger. >> it feels like you're going to explode, it's so hot. >> the strain on pow er of millions of people. we'll search for relief when we get the latest from accuweather. >> celebrating nelson mandela, the south african icon's 95th birthday while the world observes his special day, his daughter announces something very encouraging. wild weddings. why more and more brides are making jaw-dropping statements by destroying their expensive wedding dresses. >> they'll definitely get in muddy puddles, in the rain, jump in pools, sandy at the beach. >> why would brides want their dresses to go up in flames? it's thursday, july 18th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. hello, everybody, on this thursday. look who made it back. >> i'm back. here i am. >> how was it? how was your time? >> a great vacation. i went out west. i was in the mountains of lake tahoe, in san francisco for a while. when i got on the plane tuesday in san francisco, it was 68 degrees. when i get back to the east coast, it's 96 degrees. >> and the heat is getting worse and worse. >> the only place that wasn't hot in the whole country. >> you escaped it for a little while. >> a couple days. >> we're glad to have you back. >> i'm glad to be here. >> and i have to say, i'd normally say, you have a tan but you don't even have a tan. >> i wore my sunscreen. i was a good boy. it was very foggy in san francisco, so you didn't get a whole lot of sun. >> but you had a great time. >> i had a great time. >> should we get right to it? >> let's do it. more americans know this miserable heat firsthand today. we're going to get a heat wave that's just getting worse. >> 20 states are under heat
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advisories and warnings from the east coast to the dakotas, putting millions at risk. our coverage begins with abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: whether it's the 90s that feel like 100 in chicago -- >> it feels like you're going to explode, it's so hot. >> reporter: or the whole feels like the inside of an oven from toledo to philadelphia. you can't just call any heat a heat wave. there is an actual definition for a heat wave in the northeast. three days at 90 or higher. we're on day four. i'm going to tell i you what, these guys can tell you we've done it. >> a russian sauna, probably. >> reporter: a russian sauna. igor has been out there washing windows for the last five hours. >> basically he's gone from glass in your face. >> reporter: the water actually evaporates before he can wipe the window clean. as the temperature on the glass approached 120, the whole team called it quits. >> it's really hot. like a frying pan. >> reporter: we asked dr. jennifer ashton to measure what the heat does to the average person going about their
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day during a heat wave. this is stacy, in good health. before she starts her day, dr. ashton took her blood, weight, heart rate and even urine. >> i'm going to check that in the morning, check it in the afternoon, see how dehydrated you get. >> see you later. >> reporter: five hours later after running everyday errands like watering plants, taking a walk and doing laundry, she lost three pounds. her heart rate went from a normal 72 to 127. even her urine showed obvious signs of dehydration. it's that day after day heat never allowing a person to cool down that can be dangerous for a body. >> we expect to see more people with heat exhaustion and heat stroke after the end of the heat wave than at the beginning of it. >> reporter: it's not just the highs. it's the high lows. take washington, d.c., for example, their overnight low temperature didn't go below 80
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degrees, a trend that this week won't break until sunday. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> believe it or not, today could be even more punishing than yesterday. before relief finally comes this weekend. >> let's find out. meteorologist andrew baglini continuing our coverage from accuweather. good morning, andrew. >> thank you and good morning, john and diana. unfortunately that heat still a problem today. it's only going to get worse before it gets better this weekend. temperatures once again well into the 90s. not just us in the northeast feeling the heat, heat advisories in effect from the i-90 corridor across the midwest, ohio, indiana, illinois into south dakota. the biggest problem continues to be the humidity up. you factor that in, and it feels like it's in the triple digits all across the region. especially hot across the i-95 corridor. the big problem, nighttime temperatures barely getting below 80 degrees. a lot of record lows, too warm here, so it's going to be a problem through friday into saturday. a cold front moves through and that's where we could see strong thunderstorms. john and diana? >> andrew, thank you. if you're working in this heat, it could be tough.
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if you work indoors, that's a good thing. an equipment failure knocking out electricity in providence, rhode island, yesterday. that brought the work day to a screeching halt just after it started. it took about three hours to restore service there. utility crews expect the heat did have something to do with the outage. backup generators are powering the courthouse at milwaukee, wisconsin, after a fire there more than a week ago, but the generators not keeping up with the temperature now approaching 90 degrees. cooling stations were set up for workers and visitors, ambulances as well on standby. more than 2,000 homes have been evacuated ahead of the wildfire raging in the mountains near palm springs, california. temperatures in the triple digits and low humidity have been major challenges for fire crews. seven homes have already been destroyed or damaged by these flames. the fire has been burning since monday and now only 15% contained. the jury in the michael jackson wrongful death suit against concert promoter aeg just heard from the singer's daughter via video deposition. when asked how long her father planned to work, paris jackson
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initially said he was not going to tour after the "this is it" cop certificate. concert. when she asked about her father's tour, saying he was going to quit and then embark on a world tour. ariel castro back in the courtroom. receiving more charges in connection with the kidnapping and rape of three women. the judge had repeatedly told castro to raise his head and keep his eyes open during the brief appearance. the high-profile case is set to go to trial early next month. another high-profile trial is under way in italy. it's been nearly a year since costa concordia rammed into a rocky reef, and now the captain is defending himself against charges he abandoned ship. here's abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: it was the night at sea that descended into confusion and then chaos. passengers not sure what to do as their cruise ship ran aground and began to tilt. more than 4,000 people aboard the "costa concordia" forced to flee. those tiny dots are passengers, scrambling like ants down the
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sinking ship's hull. in court, the captain, francesco schettino, charged with 32 counts of manslaughter, accused of sailing off course, failing to sound the alarm and abandoning ship by jumping in a lifeboat like a coward. the unforgettable sound from that night -- the coast guard screaming at the captain. damn it, he says, get back on board. the captain's lawyer still insisting his client fell into that lifeboat. also the captain asked for a plea bargain and a three-year sentence. not likely. if found guilty, he faces 20 years in prison. one change? because of this catastrophe, all cruise ships now do emergency drills before setting sail or just after. 18 months later, salvage crews are still struggling to raise the resting hulk which has become a grisly tourist attraction. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> amazing it's still there. two bodies never found.
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presumably they're down there somewhere. >> yeah. the judge has to decide how many of the 150 possible witnesses will take the stand. this is probably not going to start until september because attorneys are in strike in italy and could last well into spring of 2014. >> fascinating story. in italy this guy has been held up by a lot of italians, all that's wrong with italy. they rallied around the coast guard guy. who gave him the tongue-lashing. he's been held up as the hero. this guy has been held up as the goat. he's like the anti-sully sullenberger. >> that's a good way to put it. prosecutors are alleging all of this was him trying to pull off a publicity stunt by pulling it in too close to shore, and then, of course, that happens. >> how does a captain slip into a lifeboat? you know what i mean? he's got his sea legs. we'll let the jury convict him. i won't do that. birthday wishes are pouring in from around the world for nelson mandela. he turns 95 today. july 18th is nelson mandela international day. people in south africa and around the world are marking the
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day by devoting the day to service. family members will visit him in the hospital. he remains in critical condition but his daughter is optimistic. >> he's doing very well. he's making remarkable progress. at the time we were extremely anxious and worried, and we were prepared for the worst. but he continues to amaze us every day. >> president obama sending prayers and well wishes from the first family. and the former south african president said we should celebrate by remembering the remarkable contributions mandela has made. an emotional moment last night as our good friend and colleague, robin roberts with being honored with the arthur ashe courage award. a vibrant looking robin received the honor from king james himself during ceremonies out in los angeles. >> she was honored for the way she kept viewers involved during her battle against two serious illnesses. she's been a leading advocate to the bone marrow registry. congratulations. well deserved to robin. you know what? there are some people on tv, maybe they come across one way, they're another one. robin is exactly what she comes
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from on tv, fearless, smart, strong, loveable. >> down to earth. >> humble. just a home run of a human being. >> yeah. she looks stunning in red, by the way. here's something a lot of people at home have finally started to realize. robin came back while she was still recovering. while a lot of people are able to kind of stay in the shadows and not show everyone what it's like to recover from something like that on a day-to-day basis, she's been out there front and center for all to see. she's much stronger now. she looks much better. she's always looked fantastic, but she just looks so much better than when she first came back. she's getting healthier and healthier by the day. we've all rallied around her, obviously. >> absolutely. god bless her. coming up, christmas in july. why santa claus made an extra-special visit in the heat of the summer. >> sounds nice. making a deal with the dentist to protect your budget and your smile. how to negotiate before the dentist drills. stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." ♪
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i move back in the chair ♪ ♪ somehow i still got the chill ♪ >> even with insurance, dental care for the family can be expensive. there are some ways to save. >> this morning we continue our series aimed at helping save you big bucks. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: wouldn't it be great to have healthy teeth, great smiles and not have to empty out your bank account? >> hi. we're checking in to see the dentist. >> reporter: the hall family from boston will be expanding, as will their expenses as mom is due any day. but just when they're trying to tighten the belt -- >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: -- their getting drilled with thousands in dental costs. you're avoiding the dentist. especially you, carl. are you scared of the drill or scared of the cost? >> it's both, really. >> reporter: because he didn't want to pay for a cavity, now he has to get a crown. mom needs gum surgery. their tiny tot, mary, regular cleanings. >> you want to brush your teeth? >> reporter: oh, and then there's grandma. how much have you spent on dental care in the last five,
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ten years? >> probably at least $20,000. >> reporter: all out of pocket because medicare offers absolutely no dental coverage. the hall family is staring at a $3,626 bill for this year alone. but now there is a reason to smile, brighter.com, a new company with a new idea. they negotiate deals with local dentists by attracting new customers to them. >> hello. >> normal price is $291. his price for members is $49. >> that's easy. >> reporter: brighter says it's taken off in l.a. and hopes to be nationwide by next year. in the meantime -- let's go make some calls -- meet our insider, jason. tip number one, find the going rate for procedures in your area by logging on to brighter's price estimator. we found prices vary wildly, as much as 400%. so if you see your dentist is charging you in the red range,
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what are you going to do? >> say sayonara. >> reporter: tip number two, if you pay up front or schedule appointments for unpopular times, they may give you a break. mom and dad got an extra $581. finally tip number three, ask for a group discount. bringing in mary and grandma found the halls another $850. the hall family will save $1,431 this year alone. paula farris, abc news, boston. >> and then there's easy stuff, another tip, prevent, prevent, prevent. get your teeth cleaned once a year, twice a year, so they can find anything that might be brewing that hasn't -- >> floss. >> floss. brush twice a day. it's kind of really self-explanatory. once you're in a bind and you have to spend the money, that's a good tip to go on that website. still to come, her wedding day is one of the most special days in a woman's life. >> why would she want to burn a precious reminder of it?
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the new trend trying to have women top one another's destruction. ahead in the next half hour. you don't want to mess around with this 96-year-old store keeper in central wisconsin. what she did to scare off a would-be robber. you are watching "world news now." >> reporter: "world news now" continues after this from our abc station.
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♪ can we say i do i do i do i do do ♪ ♪ oh baby i do i do do do do >> a surprising new post-wedding trend called trashing the dress. ♪ can we say i do i do i do i do do ♪ ♪ oh baby i do i do do do do >> a surprising new post-wedding trend called trashing the dress. and it's exactly what it sounds like. >> brides who paid a fortune for the perfect dress are destroying them after the wedding and even paying a photographer to capture the entire thing. here's abc's amy robach. >> reporter: this video is taking a lot of heat. a bride's dress is purposely lit on fire. the woman then runs to the ocean to extinguish the blaze.
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it's an extreme version of wedding photography called trashing the dress. newlyweds taking their dress out for photo shoot like none other. >> they'll jump in muddy puddles, in the rain, jump in pools, get sandy at the beach. >> reporter: the photography community is up in flames about this video saying it takes trashing the dress to dangerous heights. eric was the photographer who captured this moment just after the bride's friend doused her dress with flammable liquid and set it on fire. >> all the brides are looking for something that's hasn't been done before. it was my idea to use real fire not photoshop. >> i just know from the look of it, it looked a little on the dangerous side. >> reporter: photographer michael cooper did a similar shoot back in 2006 when he lit this bride's dress on fire. >> i did it in a way that the subject was not near the fire, not close to any danger to make the final execution look believable.
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>> reporter: last summer one 30-year-old bride from montreal drowned during her trash the dress photo shoot near a waterfall when her dress dragged her downstream. >> trashing the dress is a growing trend. i'm excited to see the new things people come up with, but i hope it doesn't spark a trend in doing things that are risky just to get the shot in your wedding dress. >> reporter: amy robach, abc news, new york. >> not for me. >> not getting that on so many levels. >> no. first of all, i paid way too much for my wedding dress. >> on that level, yep. check. >> secondly, i know my kids won't want my wedding dress or grandkids, but if they want a part of it. >> yeah, it's sentimental. >> i wish i had a sentimental wedding dress thing to turn back to when i got married. >> do you want to spend your honeymoon in the hospital due to burns? that doesn't look safe. >> or the poor bride who drowned? >> i'm putting that right up there with the smooshing the cake in the face tradition that i don't like. >> for birthdays, i can deal with that for birthdays. >> but not on your wedding day.
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>> i paid way too much money for my makeup. >> i know. exactly. >> no thanks. >> no thanks. day. >> i paid way too much money for my makeup.
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it's "mix" time. the country continues to bake under unbelievable heat, not just here on the east coast but everywhere. >> everywhere. >> they say a picture says a thousand words. this one says it all. from the lower east side of new york city. can you believe that? >> of course it is. >> we had this conversation in the news room. how is this rigged up? i'm sure he has some cool rig up to the engine and generates electricity. don't ask. but that is a car, and yes, that is the unit you put in your bedroom window. he has it in the car. >> whatever it takes. >> whatever it takes to stay cool. >> it is kind of hard to keep the car cool when you're in direct sunlight in this heat, you can keep it slightly cool but not a lot. >> agreed. this is new york city. that might be his apartment. >> i didn't think about that. you're right about that.
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>> you never know. >> well done. >> moving on to a cool video we saw that's gone viral. this was taped in october. we absolutely have to share it with you. the clever idea of kind of the day in the life of this dog. he's charlie's dog. he kind of goes through the motions and we get to watch him. he wakes up with the alarm clock. there he is putting on his shirt, fixing his collar. as you can see, human hands are behind him. he does everything in this video, including brushing his teeth. he has to make sure his pearly whites are ready to go. there he is. the man that he is -- >> reading "cosmopolitan." >> yes, he is. having his breakfast. goes through the whole thing. that was probably a couple days in the life of -- >> this is awesome. i like this. >> yeah. obviously, this dog is so well trained, sits there and lets the owner do all these things to him. so adorable. >> i love it. >> it continues and eventually you see him driving to work. it's great. hilarious. >> back to the heat.
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>> yes. >> we all want a break. you know that song "we need a little christmas right this very minute"? how about a little christmas right now. santa in boston. may be 90 degrees on wednesday but it was christmas. santa perched on top of ladder number 3, peered in the windows and waved at the kids as part of the 11th annual christmas in july event. and he brought presents for all the kids and also committed $150,000 from the boston firefighters to the burn foundation. christmas sounds pretty good right now. >> that's great. a wonderful story to a dumb criminal story. my favorite kind. check it out. there's a good who allegedly burglarizing a home pocket dials 911. he can be heard talking to the second alleged burglar about the jewelry they're about to take. he's still on the loose but cops arrest this guy, 23-year-old peyton brewer who was allegedly the second burglar and also happens to be the son of a local fire chief. >> calling 911 and talking about what they're ste
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this morning on "world news now" -- legal fight. attorneys battle over the late michael jackson's ability to earn more than $1 billion on tour. the king of pop's daughter's side of this dispute is heard in court. burning threat. the rapidly spreading fire in the mountains of southern california forces firefighters and police to take drastic action. the evacuation orders now impacting thousands. and get out. the 96-year-old storekeeper's message to an attempted armed robber. find out exactly what else she did to scare trouble away. and "glee" star lea michele breaks her silence after the death of her boyfriend and co-star, "glee's" cory monteith. that's in "the skinny" this july 18th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> welcome in, everyone.
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welcome back, john. >> good to be back. thank you. >> you had a couple days off. you went to lake tahoe with the whole family. >> the whole gang was camping. although i was smart enough to stay in a cabin because i wanted a bed. but i was out there by the campfire and hiking in the mountains, and it was really, really great. like i said, 56 degrees when i boarded the plane in san francisco to come back to the east coast. 96 degrees when i got off. >> apparently you're bringing the relief with you. by this weekend it's going to cool down because it's been hot. >> thank goodness. >> whew! >> all i can say is you guys have been sweltering. now i'm part of the club. the whole country is baking. >> the whole country. happy to you have back. >> happy to be back. we begin with the latest court battle over michael jackson's death and what his teenage daughter had to say. >> jackson's mother, katherine, expected to take the stand in los angeles tomorrow, but first a video deposition of his daughter, paris, was played as attorneys squabbled over potential earnings. knbc was there.
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>> reporter: how long did michael jackson plan to work? daughter paris yawns and then offers two opinions in a video deposition shown by the defense. >> he still had a lot of music that he was still working on, but he kind of needed to relax. >> did your dad ever tell you he wasn't going to tour anymore after '02? >> yes. >> is that yes? >> yes. >> reporter: but then this -- >> how did you find out about the worldwide tour? >> a worldwide tour or retirement? the star's potential earnings are debated in court. katherine jackson says she and the three grandchildren are entitled to earnings if they find aeg liable and dr. conrad murray responsible for his death. they say the amount projected is inflated. the defense attorney showed that at age 56, jackson would embark on four more world tours. jackson performing until he was 66 years old. aeg's defense team says that
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sponsors were wary of jackson who had been accused of criminal conducted. as the show prepared to launch, promoters did not have a single dollar in sponsorship or endorsements. the jackson attorney reminded the jury he was acquitted of all charges and like golfer tiger woods could win back multimillion-dollar endorsement contracts. about performing at age 66, she gave examples of senior citizen stars, mick jagger, age 69, barbra streisand, age 71. miriam hernandez reporting for abc news. major evacuations continue near palm springs where a forest fire is entering its fourth day. more than 4,000 homes are threatened by the fire which is now only 15% contained. fire crews face several challenges including the steep terrain and hot and dry weather. many homeowners and visitors are prepared to leave when the time comes. >> we've had fires but nothing like this. not at all. >> nerve-racking for -- i don't live so close, but for friends and family, they're all getting packed up and ready to evacuate.
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>> seven homes and several outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. from the fires to the blazing heat. the heat dome is spreading today. 20 states are under heat advisories and warnings. not just the mid-atlantic region and new england, but all the way west to the dakotas. here's abc's karen travers with the big picture. >> reporter: across the entire nation, the mercury is soaring. >> this heat wave isn't unprecedented but certainly very uncomfortable because it's the combination of the heat and the very high humidity. >> reporter: highs in the mid-90s. add in that oppressive humidity and it will feel like the 100s. on chicago's lakefront some runners tried to beat the heat by heading out early, but it was still scorching. >> it feels like i'm going to explode, it's so hot. it's hot. i took off my shirt. it's like 100. >> reporter: after morning yoga on the beach, this guy had a different plan for the rest of his day. >> i would rather have a beer,
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sit in the air. >> reporter: doctors say pay close attention to signs of heat-related illness including headache, fatigue, dry tongue and then dark urine or decreased urine output. it is mid-july so hot weather's to be expected. is there any relief in sight? >> unfortunately, this heat wave will be lasting through at least the end of the workweek. >> reporter: this weekend a cold front is expected to sweep across the nation, bringing thunderstorms but also a break from the heat and humidity. john and diana? >> all right, karen, thanks. it's hot out there. there's all kinds of warnings, all kinds of things officials are kind of urging everyone to do. essentially because the power outages are inevitable, they say use your appliances at night, if you can. wash your clothes at night. turn your dishwasher on at night. don't do it during the day because all you're going to do is suck the power unnecessarily from the air conditioners and other things that are being needed right now. >> up and down the east coast they say peak demands right now are exceeding peak demands of
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last summer. so really it's something else. >> yeah. so we're probably going to see even more blackouts and brownouts. got to be careful out there. let's take a look at the rest of your weather now. they won't bring any relief from the heat, though. storms could threaten parts of new york and new england today. several storms in north dakota and northern michigan. heavy showers in texas, rio grande valley, rain in new mexico and arizona. >> a lot of 90s on the map today. 94 in new york. 96 in washington. 93 in charlotte. 95 in denver. 96 in dallas. a comfortable 79 in seattle. 78 in l.a. but hotter weather is on its way there as well. skin cancer specialists just released an astonishing report about athletes and sunscreen. doctors at stanford university and duke surveyed student athletes and discovered 40% had never used sunscreen. 75% say they use it fewer than three times a week. doctors say they get ultraviolet rays that can exceed those in tanning beds. and that is why a new university program is pushing these athletes to use their sunscreen
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daily. the texas governor signs that new controversial abortion bill into law later today. after intense debate, the law will ban abortions after 20 weeks and require all abortions be performed in surgical centers and also require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. president obama is kicking off a public push to sell cost savings of his signature health care law. he's touting $500,000 in rebates that will go out this summer. roughly 8 million americans who will receive rebates from insurance companies of an average of $100 per family. but on capitol hill, house republicans voted to delay parts of the health care law from taking effect, but it has no chance of passage in the senate. a major deal may have been reached to keep student loan rates from rising. it would keep interest through 2015 academic year but those rates would then climb following years, tying the rates to the market. the agreement still must be
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resolved with the house, which passed its own plan earlier the summer. one final note about the heat wave. if we think it's uncomfortable, imagine what it must feel like if you're built for the arctic. >> polar bears, for example. zookeepers in detroit are keeping them cool with ice pops with fish in the middle. yummy for them. monkeys are fond of watermelon although they get frozen treats like grapes or raisins. some animals just have to chill in the shade or stay close to the water in order to stay cool. poor guys. >> use those tails to flick away the bugs. >> we always do stories about people who work outside or check on your neighbors and your pets, and all of this, but we don't think about the zoo animals who aren't used to this kind of heat because we brought them in to live in cages so we can gawk at them. poor guys, need to stay cool, too. there you have it. >> what you said. you're right. coming up -- what's love got to do with it? let's ask tina turner after a major change in her life. and the unforgettable tribute to our friend and
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colleague, robin roberts. the award, the trophy and her accomplishments. you're watching "world news now." ♪ simply the best ♪ better than all the rest ♪ better than anyone ♪ anyone i ever met >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. . weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. [ rob ] our daughter is all kate.
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♪ you're simply the bes ♪ you're simply the best ♪ better than all the rest a moment to remember last night at the annual espy awards. our own robin roberts was honored with the prestigious arthur ashe courage award. >> lebron james presented the award. as she received a standing ovation. robin was honored for her accomplishments in broadcasting as well as her strength and spirit she showed during her battle with breast cancer and mbs. abc's josh elliott has more. >> reporter: muhammad ali, billie jean king, pat summitt, just three recipients of the arthur ashe courage award, the award named after arthur ashe, first african-american to win three grand slam tennis titles and go on to become a passionate activist about the then-taboo subject of aids, and it's robin's turn to be honored. >> feels good. like anything, it's possible. >> reporter: what made robin so
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fitting a recipient? >> robin is a hero to a lot of people right now, just because of the way she's conducting her life. >> reporter: since 2007 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she has fought her battles in the public eye. there was relief when she went into remission in 2008. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> reporter: but last year another devastating diagnosis. mds, myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease in the blood and bone marrow. she underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant from her sister, sally ann. and with every step, blazing a trail herself, in ways reminiscent of the man who was both an inspiration and a dear friend. >> i remember distinctly a conversation i had with arthur. he said to me if at the end of the day all anyone can say, oh, she was a journalist, then you haven't fulfilled your life's mission. that's how i look at arthur.
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yes, he was a great tennis player, but he was so much more, and really inspired me to do the same. >> reporter: and in doing so inspiring so many of us with her courage. >> the word courage is one that people have said to me over and over again. i look them dead in the eye and say, we're stronger than we think we are. i had no other option but to be strong. to now be labeled courageous, wow. >> reporter: josh elliott, abc news, los angeles. >> incredible. and so touching. >> wow. >> so, here it is. who will receive the arthur ashe award? it's someone who faces strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for what they believe in no matter what the cost. >> they picked the perfect person. >> there you go. >> robin is awesome. >> she's looking so great. >> yeah, she really is. so proud of her. coming up, the intrigue over a movie trailer just now made public. and the spine-tingling developments from the kardashian
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny welcome to "the skinny," everyone. we start with sad news. we've been reporting about "glee" superstar cory monteith's death, apparently from an accidental overdose in his hotel room in vancouver. for the first time we're hearing through representatives from his co-star, lea michele. she says in a statement released by her representative, lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from her family, friends and fans. then she goes on to say, since cory's passing she has been grieving alongside his family, making appropriate arrangements with them. it says they're supporting each other to endure this profound loss, and they continue to ask the media to respect their privacy. these two, she's 26. monteith was 31 when he passed away. they dated for just a little more than a year. they met on the set of "glee" and sparks kind of flew and now, of course, we're talking about arrangements for a 31-year-old's funeral.
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>> such a shame. let's lighten it up and celebrate something. ageless wonder, tina turner, who looks better every year. >> best legs in the business. >> no kidding. she just got married. she tied the knot, proving you're never too old. 73 years old. look at her. unbelievable. wedding her long-time beau, erwin bach. he's a german record producer. they had a civil ceremony in zurich, switzerland, last week. they will take part in a buddhist ceremony sunday. she's apparently going to invite 120 guests including oprah, sade, david bowie to celebrate their nuptials this weekend according to the swiss media. they have been living in zurich since 1995 when she met her husband, who she's been with for 30 years. they finally tie the knot after 30 years. she became a swiss citizen last spring. congratulations to her. >> 73. >> 73. >> i have a funny feeling she's the one that hasn't wanted to get married.
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>> you think so? >> yeah. it's usually the guy, what's the point? it's just a piece of paper. >> i bet you're right about that. >> i have a funny feeling she's the one in that relationship, what's love got to do with it? >> i guarantee you she's the hottest 73-year-old in that part of town. >> oh, there is no doubt about it. check this out. wikileaks. we've all heard about the entire thing with wikileaks, not only julian assange and edward snowden and now assange has gotten involved with snowden. the nsa leaker. now disney is apparently working on a movie that has to do with wikileaks. set to be released in october. apparently called "the fifth estate" and takes a look at the early days of the website. it's showing julian assange as a heroic visionary but then takes things a little too far. the movie trailer says you can't change the world without crashing the system. which is an apt tagline for not only julian assange but also edward snowden. they seem to have taken the release of information, some
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would say, a little too far. well, julian assange is coming out saying this is a massive propaganda attack. so, there you have it. we may be able to get some kind of idea what it was like in the early days of wikileaks. this, by the way, based on two separate books. one of them, you know, kind of the inside look at julian assange and the other the inside look at wikileaks. >> that looks like it could be pretty interesting. >> if it's accurate, it could be interesting. >> and it's a disney movie, so -- >> it's a disney movie, so go see it. please. >> go see it, please. mickey mouse and -- >> parent company of abc. >> you'd better believe it. kim kardashian finally back in the spotlight after going -- >> finally, finally. >> maybe it was time to take a break. i applaud her for that. in a post on her blog she said a few good things. she said these past couple of weeks have been filled with the most exciting experiences of my life. i'm enjoying the time, embracing motherhood, and she's been spending time with family, and she's been reading all your messages, and she thanks you for
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all those sweet thoughts and best wishes. >> who will pony up for the picture? >> we'll find out soon enough. >> who will pony up for the picture? >> we'll find out soon enough. ll find out soon enough. d out soon enough.
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♪ you got to be bad ♪ you got to be be bad you got to be wiser ♪ >> one of my favorite songs, by the way. it sums up the woman in our next story. you got to be strong, you got to be bold no matter what the circumstances. that's exactly what this 96-year-old shop owner is, bold and strong. >> 96. this is why it's our "favorite story of the day." she single-handedly stopped a grocery store from being robbed. the story from donovan hill from our station in wassaw, wisconsin. >> a man walks in the store and says, i'm not walking no place,
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i'm standing right here. >> reporter: meet 96-year-old margareta wolf, the owner/operator of the grocery store in marshfield when a man wearing a mask walked in monday morning, wanting to steal some cash, she had other plans. >> i said, i'm not opening up that cash register. and that's it. i'm not opening it. i said, you can have all the tootsie rolls you want, but i'm not opening that cash register. >> reporter: when wolf stood her ground, she says the would-be robber placed a pocketknife on the counter and flashed its three-inch blade. >> i said, i'll press a button and i'll have somebody here in seconds. >> reporter: wolf says, the man got frustrated. he looked around and noticed a security camera flashing a red light in the corner. wolf says that's when he grabbed his knife and ran out the door. >> in this instance, certainly, again, while not recommended,
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what took place, we're just very, very happy that marge was not injured. >> what do i say to him? i think you've got some punishment coming. it will be a little bit more than scrubbing the floor. >> reporter: donovan hill, newsline 9. >> unbelievable. >> you didn't hear donovan say this, but in his original piece he asked her, why didn't you give up the money? this is a guy that's armed. give up the money. she said, it's my money. >> it's my money. have some tootsie rolls if you want. >> some 20-year-old punk? my money. >> i love that. you can have some tootsie rolls, that's it. >> he's still on the loose, by the way. if you have any idea who he is, get over to the police department and tell them who it is. she wants to sell her store. >> not because she's scared. >> not because she's scared.
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hmm. [cell phone beeps] hey! [police whistle blows] [horns honking] woman: hey! [bicycle bell rings] turn here. there. excuse me. uh. uh.
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making news in america this morning, more oppressive heat for much of the country. and today, expected to be the hottest one yet. but relief is not far away. plus, hundreds forced to flee. a raging wildfire continues to burn. new information, this morning, about the size and number of homes in its path. and no easy target. a 96-year-old woman stands her ground. >> i said, you can have all of the tootie rolls you want. but you are not opening that cash register. >> unwilling to be a victim. how she stood up to a would-be robber. and the prank that caused the street to suddenly fill up with suds.

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